Monday, January 30, 2012

I Love Earth... A Valentine’s Day Card Making Workshop @ Nashville Library- Feb 10, 2012

I Love Earth... A Valentine’s Day Card Making Workshop
By Turnip Green Creative Reuse
Downtown Nashville Public Library

Friday, February 10, 2012.
11:00am until 2:00pm.

Make your own completely recycled Valentine’s Day cards. We will use found materials to print and collage an environmentally friendly card for your loved ones. We will teach easy folding techniques with repurposed paper to form the cards. Learning to use what we have around the home and office we will utilize items for alternative printing processes. Did you ever think you could use bubble wrap and paper clips to print beautiful artistic cards for any holiday. Come to the Library to learn how, all ages.

Legal Basics for the Arts: Copyright and Contracts - Feb 13, 2012

Legal Basics for the Arts: Copyright and Contracts 
Monday, February 13, 2012 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
 Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
(222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203)
$10 ABC Members | $15 Non-members
Register now.
Brown bag lunches welcome!  

Join intellectual property attorneys, Tara Aaron and Rick Sanders from Aaron Sanders, to learn how to maximize copyright protection for your creative works. Legal Basics for the Arts will cover the key elements of copyright law, how copyrights can be transferred, and why it is important to have written agreements about your copyrighted works.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Murfreesboro Art League Spring 2012 calendar

Spring calendar for Murfreesboro Art League (Note: board mtgs -6pm, all others 7pm unless otherwise noted)
Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 – paid watercolor classes with Arlene Shoemaker
Jan 9, 16*, & 23 – Scratchboard with Nichole Dawson (*=MLK day)
Jan 28 (Sat) Help Symphony with face painting 10-11
Jan 30 – board mtg, member mtg, and Eatin’ Meetin’- Bring food & works to show off.

Feb 6, 13, & 20* – Palette knife painting, Clarice Nelson (oils or acrylics) (*=Pres. day)
Feb 27 – board mtg, member mtg

Mar 1 – Heloise Shilstat featured artist at Symphony
Mar 5-26 – MidSouth Bank exhibit
Mar 5, 12, & 19* – Encaustics (colored melted wax), Beth Moore (*=Spring Break)
Mar 26 – board mtg, member mtg

April 2, 9, & 16 – Watercolor with Arlene Shoemaker
April 14 – Pioneer Village opens/ Art league opens for spring
April 23 – board mtg, member mtg
April 30 – Eatin’ Meetin’ - Bring food & works to show off.

May 7, 14, & 21 – Classes TBD
May 12- (7-9pm) “A Taste of Art”: Wine and Cheese Tasting Event
May 28 – board mtg, member mtg

***Note: still have to find out: When are Iris show, rotunda show,etc.

Founded by a local group of artists and chartered in 1966, the Murfreesboro Art League is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and maintain a vibrant artistic environment in the Rutherford/ Murfreesboro community. The Murfreesboro Art League offers classes in many disciplines for artists of all levels and has a gallery located in the back of Cannonsburgh Village.

Contact Information

Cannonsburgh Village
312 South Front Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129

Drift Station Open Call for Artist Books, Zines, and Other Publications - Deadline: Feb 18, 2012

Drift Station Open Call for Artist Books, Zines, and Other Publications

Curated by Angeles Cossio and Jeff Thompson
Exhibition: March 2nd – April 26th
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2nd

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Drift Station, an artist-run gallery and performance space in Lincoln, Nebraska, is calling for artist books, zines, comics, small presses, and other non-traditional publications. For the duration of the exhibition, Drift Station will become a bookstore/reading library where the public can look through, peruse, and purchase artworks.

You may send us as many copies of as many works as you want. Any and all publications will be included – our goal is to fill the gallery! Works will be displayed on tables and shelves and must be able to be handled by the public for the duration of the exhibition without gloves. Because of this work has the potential to get damaged, please do not send us elaborate or delicate books that are not meant for handling by the general public.

All work must either be free or for sale for under $30. In cases where work is sold, Drift Station will take a 40% commission and deposit the remainder into the artist’s PayPal account. Unsold works may either be left at Drift Station for later purchase/given away or will be sent back to the artists (SASE required).

WORKS MUST ARRIVE BY: February 18th, 2012


+ Submission form filled out, printed, and signed
+ Works to be included in the show
+ Self addressed, stamped envelope for return of works (optional)

Drift Station
Attn: Angeles Cossio
726 South 31st Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510

Please direct any inquiries to:

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Started by Angeles Cossio and Jeff Thompson in 2010, Drift Station acts as a non-traditional curatorial platform for innovative exhibitions, art, music, and performance based in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.

LeQuire Studio/Gallery seeking models for Feb - June 2012

LeQuire Studio/Gallery is seeking models for February thru June.
A three hour class every Tuesday evening 5:30 'til 8:30.
$20 per hour.
Call 298-4611

     4304 Charlotte Ave.
     Nashville, TN 37209

Dr Sketchy's Nashville After Valentine's Commiseration Session - 2-19-12

Dr Sketchy's Nashville After Valentine's Commiseration Session

Sunday, February 19, 2012.


6:00pm until 9:00pm.

Make a date with Dr Sketchy's and the lovely Renee Minou for our After Valentine's Commiseration Session! Stomp on a heart, cry in your beer, and draw the pain away!

The 5 Spot

1006 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

Friday, January 13, 2012

Basic Drawing Classes With Jim Pfeffer @ Jerry's Artarama Nashville - Begins Feb 8 2012

Basic Drawing With Jim Pfeffer

Jim will begin a 10 week workshop centered on basic drawing starting Wednesday, February 8th from 4pm-6:30pm. Basic Drawing classes will be held every Wednesday and Friday for 10 weeks.

Beginning February 8th, Class Dates Are:
Every Wednesday from 4pm-6:30pm

Every Friday from 5:30pm-8:00pm

The final basic drawing class will be Friday, April 13th

*The cost for the 10 week class is $40 a week. If you would like to pay all up front, the cost is $350 plus supplies. Pick up everything you need for the class right here at Jerry's and receive a 10% discount on your supply packet!!

*Saturday, April 14th, Jerry's Nashville will be hosting an after hours gallery show in the store for Jim Pfeffer's students to display their work. The gallery show is from 7pm-9pm. Drinks and finger foods will be provided.

If you are interested in being a part of the workshop, sign up today and grab a copy of the supply list!!

Jerry's Artarama - Nashville
5361 Mount View Rd
Antioch, TN 37013
 P) 615-731-5901

Monday to Saturday
10am to 6pm
12 to 6pm

Tuesday to Saturday
 10am to 6pm

Kids Art Classes at Jerry's Artarama Nashville - Saturdays

Kids Classes Are Back At Jerry's!!!!

Saturday, February 4th will kick off our first of oh so many kids classes this year!! Our instructor is Sarah Stob who is a member of the Arts Council of Williamson County and In.FORM.ALL Art Movement, a local guild of independent artists.

Classes will be held from 1pm-2pm every Saturday. The cost of each class is $50 per child which includes supplies. We ask that a parent or guardian be present throughout the duration of the class.

Jerry's Artarama - Nashville
5361 Mount View Rd
Antioch, TN 37013
 P) 615-731-5901

Monday to Saturday
10am to 6pm
12 to 6pm 

Tuesday to Saturday 
 10am to 6pm

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Contact Mic Workshop - $15 at Brick Factory Nashville - Feb 29, 2012

Workshop and live Performance of CMKT 4
Contact Mic Workshop - $15
Feb. 29th 7:00 PM-Midnight 
9 p.m. Show $10
Join the members of the circuit-bent rock band CMKT4 for a workshop on building your very own EconoMIC Bottle Cap Contact Microphone (from Creme DeMentia). CMKT4 will show you how to solder up a piezo-electric pickup and house it sturdily in a recycled bottle-cap housing of their own design! Stick around for a set from the band as the tool-handle dip on your freshly built contact microphone dries. Additional take-home kits and other surprises will be available, come build a mic and see and hear some of the circuit-bent instruments you've read about on up
Bring your own instruments and objects to amplify!
The workshop is $15, additional kits will be on sale for $10, and
we'll have fully assembled mics in several varieties for sale as well.
We'll have some other fun goodies also. Interested onlookers are
encouraged to donate if they don't want to build a kit. The workshop guarantees you a place at the show to follow. 
See the guys perform and drink complimentary beer!

"Intimate Landscape" Juried Writing Competition - Deadline: Mar 29, 2012

"Intimate Landscape" Juried Writing Competition

Open to Interpretation is now calling on writers to submit images for consideration in a juried book competition.

Project Details

Open to Interpretation is a collaborative book project bringing together photographers, poets and writers. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers' submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image. The unique collaboration adds new dimensions to both the photos and the written word.

Book Title: Open to interpretation

Theme: Intimate Landscape

Judge: Patrick Thomas, Editor + Program Manager at Milkweed Editions

Submission Fee: $10 per entry

Deadline for Submission: March 29, 2012

Results Announced: April 19, 2012


$300 Judge's Selection Award


Patrick Thomas is the editor and program manager at Milkweed Editions. As an editor, his work focuses on acquisitions that consider our relationship to the more-than-human world. As program manger, he works to find the best way to bring literary art to the widest possible audience. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.

For further details go to     

Open to Interpretation is a juried book competition bringing together photographers and writers. Each book begins with a themed call for photographs. The selected images become the literary inspiration for the writers' submissions, from which two are chosen to accompany each image. The subsequent pairing of photographs and written pieces, culminates in the publication of a high-quality, fine art book.

For more information, visit the Open to Interpretation website, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

Free Artist Booth space-Hosp​ice of Southern Kentucky 2012 Chocolate Festival

Free Artist Booth space-Hosp​ice of Southern Kentucky 2012 Chocolate Festival

The 2012 Chocolate Festival to benefit Hospice of Southern Kentucky will be on February 12th, 2012, at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, KY.  In its 25th year, the Chocolate Festival raises funds for end of life care. 

A variety of items, including artwork, are being considered for the silent auction.  There are still a few spots available for artist vendors and booth space, along with 1 table, is FREE!  Over 1200 attendees enjoy the chance to indulge in chocolate treats and celebrate the community.

If you are interested in a FREE booth or in donating art or an art experience, contact Todd Dixon at:

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School - Post Holiday Recovery! - Jan 15, 2012

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School - Post Holiday Recovery!

    • When
      Sunday, January 15, 2012
    • Time
      6:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Description
    Still nursing the overindulgence of the holiday season? Then don't despair! Dr Sketchy's is here to cure all of your maladies...with panties! Or how about some hair of the dog? The seasoned professionals at The 5 Spot will be more than accommodating whilst you draw ladies of dubious intent!

    So come on down on Sunday, January 15th from 6 pm till 9 pm and join us for just what the Doctor ordered! $10 to draw, $5 for pervs, and, as always, Nicole Kidman gets in for free!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Call to Artists: "In the Nude" show at The Building. Deadline feb 1, 2012


The Building is excited to present our second "In the Nude" show.  The last show was such an amazing night.  We had over 20 artists from around the area submit their pieces of the nude figure and over 150 viewers come to cast their votes for their favorite pieces.  We were a Critic's Pick in the Nashville Scene and received rave reviews from many websites and publications in the area.  This year's show promised to be even bigger.

We are putting out an immediate call to artists.  We want artists from all different kinds - full-time, part-time, hobbyists, whatever - to submit their pieces in all different mediums.  The only criteria is that each piece must be a representation/interpretation of the nude figure.  We are going to hammer this promotion really hard in order to make this event the best that it can be for everyone involved.  The submission fee for this event is $30 and you can submit up to three pieces.  The Building will take a 30% commission on any pieces sold during the event.  We will have a LIVE nude model, and featured artists creating LIVE art.

Submission Deadline - February 1st
Drop-Off Dates - February 13-16 1pm-7pm (very flexible if that doesn't work)

We will have awards for Best In Show, Runner-Up and 2nd Runner-Up as well as a show-raffle for all the artists involved.  From The Building family, we look forward to working with you and making this show one that everyone will remember.

Yours in Art,

Anthony Billups

Submission Note - When you e-mail your submission to the above e-mail, you do not have to have your nude pieces already created.  You can send over examples or a link to your work and will be evaluated based on your current works and allowed time to create your pieces for the show.  If you already have the pieces you would like to submit, just include that information in the e-mail.

Submission Criteria - Name, e-mail, up to three images of your work and/or link to your work, phone number

Call for Vendors - Metro Arts & Farmers Market "Meet 'n 3" Feb 3 2012

Metro Arts and the Farmers Market announce “Meet 'n 3”
February 3, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The first Friday of February meet at the Farmers Market for an evening of live music, local art and culinary delights from Nashville Food Trucks. Now accepting applications for artisan vendor spaces. Cost: $30. Register Online Here or email Rebecca Berrios for more details

Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 Artist-in-Residence Opportunity @ Room in the Inn - Deadline Jan 15, 2012

2012 Artist-in-Residence Opportunity
 @ Room in the Inn

 The Thomas P. Seigenthaler Fund for Creativity is sponsoring an Artist-in-Residence opportunity to provide art instruction to homeless guests at Room in the Inn.
 The artist must have exceptional talent and demonstrated ability in teaching. Artists may be at any stage of career development, from emerging through mature. Applicants must be 21 years or older at the time of the application deadline. Students enrolled in or attending any institution of higher learning, either full-time or part-time are not eligible.
 The objective of the program is to help the students build self-esteem through the creative process. Additionally, the fund aspires to offer classes that are encouraging, nurturing, educational, thought-provoking and, most importantly, fun. The Artist-in-Residence has the option to work in one medium throughout the semester, or in diverse media. The artist is encouraged to be creative about lesson-plans and projects. Individual and group projects may be conducted using a range of materials.
 At the conclusion of the program, resulting works are showcased at a silent auction event that funds future artists and classes. Media coverage is solicited for the event. A catalog featuring the artists and the students’ work is also produced at the conclusion of the class and distributed at the auction event. Compensation is $5000 to conceive and execute ten classes and curate the show.
DEADLINE: January 15, 2012. Three finalists will be selected and interviewed by January 15, 2012. The recipient will be notified by January 31, 2012.

 Questions and applications should be directed to the Thomas P. Seigenthaler Fund for Creativity at  EMAIL FOR APPLICATION

Call to Artists - St. George's Church - deadline: Jan 20, 2012

Call to Artists
St. George's Church is sponsoring a conference, C3: Christ, Church and
Culture, March 1-3, 2012, that includes a juried art exhibition based
on the theme of how faith expresses itself artistically. There is no
entry fee. Entries are due before January 20, 2012. All the details of
submission are on the C3 website:

CLASSES at the BRICK FACTORY - Cummins Station

CLASSES at the BRICK FACTORY - Cummins Station

Watercolor Demo and Class - Jerry's Artarama January-February 2012



Friday, January 6th and Friday, January 13th - FREE WATERCOLOR DEMO.

Candyce will be hosting a 4 week long watercolor workshop.

Class Dates Are:

·Tuesday, January 17th from 10am-1pm

·Wednesday, January 18th from 1pm-4pm

·Tuesday, January 24th from 10am-1pm

·Wednesday, January 25th from 1pm-4pm

·Tuesday, January 31st from 10am-1pm

·Wednesday, February 1st from 1pm-4pm

·Tuesday, February 7th from 10am-1pm

·Wednesday, February 8th from 1pm-4pm

The cost for the entire 4 week workshop is $80.00 plus supplies. You can get all of your supplies right here at Jerry's!!! Come by the store for a supply list. Receive 10% OFF all class supplies purchased at Jerry's Artarama!! If you have any questions regarding demos and classes with Candyce, give us a call!

Jerry's Artarama - Nashville
5361 Mount View Rd
Antioch, TN 37013
 P) 615-731-5901

Monday to Saturday
10am to 6pm
12 to 6pm 

Brown Bag Lunch Bunch: Applying to Juried Art Shows - Jan 13 2012

Brown Bag Lunch Bunch
January's Topic:

“Applying to Juried Art Shows & Online Applications”
Open panel discussion led by Deborah Gall and Linda McLaughlin

January 13
 11am - 1 pm

Deborah Gall, painter and gallery owner of Abide Studio, along with Linda McLaughlin, glass artist/jewelry design and owner of Glass Act, will speak on completing applications for juried art shows and specifically using Zapplication (an online application system). Gall and McLaughlin will answer questions regarding how to write a concise artist statement, what artwork to present in an application, what makes a good booth image, how to select and prepare images for digital applications and any other art show questions guests may have.

Attending this Lunch Bunch will leave plenty of time for artists to apply to the Arts Council’s artfusion 2012. The application deadline for artfusion 2012 is January 20. Artfusion is quickly becoming Williamson County's premier juried art show. The 6th annual artfusion show will be held indoors, June 8th, 9th and 10th, in the Commons Area and Jamison Hall of the historic Factory at Franklin, Franklin,TN.

Grab your lunch and join the Arts Council for a lunchtime of artistic fun and camaraderie. Guests are invited to bring a piece of their own artwork to share with the group. The Arts Council’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ meets 2nd Friday of most months. Open to the public and no charge to attend. For more information, visit, or call 428-3845.

Williamson County Public Library
(main conference room)
1314 Columbia Pike
Franklin, TN 37064